| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Janis Joplin — the musical, that is — lives on, thanks to Live Nation.
After a tour that took it to Southern California and other venues, and a run on Broadway that closed in February, "A Night With Janis Joplin" will transfer off-Broadway...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:06 AM
“Saturday Night Live” looked like a different show compared with the last live episode we saw a month ago, pre-Olympics.
In the Feb. 1 episode, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen all visited the "Weekend Update" desk to...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
CHICAGO — When London-born Anna Clyne was 7, friends of her parents gave her family a piano with randomly missing keys. Undeterred, Clyne not only played that piano but by age 11 had written a few little songs for herself and a flute-playing friend....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Young thespians have the chance to be recognized for their talents at the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards on April 25. Hosted by Broadway in Chicago, the awards recognize achievements in musical theater at the high school level....
| Mar 16, 2014
Laura Gibson never imagined she would marry a man 18 years her senior, who lived 1,000 miles away, and whom she would meet, of all places, on a karaoke app.
But the outgoing 26-year-old also couldn't have guessed that during her second year at law...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force.
There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Don't trust Randy Newman's rumpled-grandfather look.
That's a needless warning, of course, for fans of the great L.A.-based singer-songwriter who came to a strange brand of stardom in the 1970s with such barbed pop tunes as "Political Science" and...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:40 AM
If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode.
Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," gets a new lease on a hard-knock life in the first trailer for "Annie," an upcoming remake of the beloved stage and screen musical.
Directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A") and...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music.
Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...